Diane McNamee

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I have had the privilege of being an educator of young children for 34 years. I have worked with kids in grades K-3rd.  At Timnath I taught first grade for many years, but am currently teaching  wonderful second graders! I have three children. Dillon and my daughter in law, Emily teach school in Alamosa, Colorado. Dillon is a High School teacher and Emily teaches 5th grade.  My daughter, Hannah, is a graduate student attending the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is getting her degree in Physical Therapy.

Educational Background: 

I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Elementary Education with an area of concentration in reading.  I hold a Professional Teacher's License with the state of Colorado.

Why I enjoy teaching: 

I have always liked working with kids and consider teaching my "calling." I especially enjoy second graders with all the joy and excitement they bring to a classroom. I believe every child deserves a warm, safe and joyful learning environment.  A place that supports them to take risks, to learn and to reach their full potential.

Favorite Books: 

I always have trouble choosing a favorite book...there are so many great books!  I like mysteries and historical fiction.  I have about 50 favorite kid's books! 

Interests & Hobbies: 

In my spare time I enjoy bike riding, hiking, working in my garden and traveling with my family - especially to warm beach destinations to relax and read a good book.  I am a bit of a shop -a-holic when it comes to clothes, shoes and jewelry, but lack of time and money keep me in check!

What I love about my school: 

I love working with the amazing staff and families that make Timnath great!

Favorite Quote: 

"Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."  Anonymous